A portion of 39 Street, from 55 Avenue to River Valley Estates, will be named in honour of Corporal Cole Bartsch. “Cpl. Bartsch Lane” will be added to the existing street name to recognize and commemorate the Whitecourt native who was serving in the Canadian Armed Forces when he was killed in Afghanistan in 2007. Corporal Bartsch grew up in the River Valley Estates, which is why this area was selected.
Whitecourt Town Council has established a new grant program to provide support in the development of tourism-based products and services. The Tourism Product Development Grant, which will be administered through the Whitecourt Tourism Committee, will help enhance tourism in Whitecourt and support business development opportunities with seed funding. Applications are now being accepted and details on the program are available at www.whitecourt.ca/Government/Municipal-Grant-Opportunities.
Whitecourt Town Council has adopted a new policy to formalize the Temporary Traffic Control Permit (TTCP) application process. A TTCP is required so that emergency and critical services departments are aware of temporary road closures that are longer than 30 minutes. Information on the application process is available at www.whitecourt.ca/Services/Construction-Permitting.
A workshop will be held on February 23, 2022 for both Whitecourt and Woodlands County Councils to hear updates from consultants on the Regional Business Industrial Park Feasibility Study and Geothermal Feasibility Study.
Council has scheduled a Special Meeting for 4:00 p.m. on February 2, 2022 to discuss the Culture and Event Centre project and public education campaign. The meeting will be held electronically and will be livestreamed on the Whitecourt YouTube channel.